Beginning tomorrow, I'll be on vacation until next Monday, August 17. Absent some truly cataclysmic event, I won't be making any appearances here until then (though I'll likely be posting later today). In fact, I'll be doing my best to stay away from the Internet entirely, the first time in as long as I can remember that that will happen.
We've arranged a team of guest-bloggers -- one for each day next week -- that is truly great and which will, I'm certain, provide much provocative and fulfilling commentary:
Monday, August 10 - Digby
Tuesday, August 11 - Pam Spaulding
Wednesday, August 12 - The Washington Independent's Daphne Eviatar
Thursday, August 13 - Law Professor Darren Hutchinson
Friday, August 14 - Marcy Wheeler
That should be a very eclectic mix of writing, as some of them write primarily about the issues that I cover most here (Marcy and Daphne), others write about those issues as well as a whole slew of unrelated topics (Digby and Darren), while Pam writes about gay and race issues, and their intersection, as well as anyone in the country. Most of all, they're all very independent and critical analysts who I read regularly, and I'm really glad we were able to arrange for such an excellent group to fill in here while I'm gone.
UPDATE: For those interested, I did two radio interviews this week that are online: this one with Michaelangelo Signorile about the GE/News Corp./Olbermann story (along with this scathing critique from The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins); and this one with Antiwar's Scott Horton regarding current civil liberties and executive power issues.